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My Story: How a Cashflow Crisis in our Family Business cost our Marriage

My wedding day 25 March 1989 It struck me like a tsunami. “Marg, I haven’t slept for 3 days. I don’t know what I’m gonna do. We have a cashflow crisis I can’t solve.” My husband, sitting in the passenger seat, our 3 1/2-year daughter in the back and I’m driving.

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Relationship|Comments Off on My Story: How a Cashflow Crisis in our Family Business cost our Marriage

A Pain So Bad Your Husband Can’t Share with You

21 November 2017 by Marg Lange It was January 2012 when my partner had walked in the door and told me one of our close friends had suicided. Shocked I asked why. “He had a lot of money coming in from a Property Development that was to be used to pay the ATO and

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Relationship|Comments Off on A Pain So Bad Your Husband Can’t Share with You

When “I’m not good enough” meets “I’m not feeling supported”

16 November 2017 by Marg Lange Photo Placeholder Recently I’ve had many conversations with divorced trade business owners. Broken men who feel they have given their all own to have it taken away. Each have become reflective of their part in the marriage breakdown whilst at the same time wanting to express how difficult

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Relationship|Comments Off on When “I’m not good enough” meets “I’m not feeling supported”

Why you have more power over him than you realise

9th November 2017 by Marg Lange Recently a tradie business owner spoke me and lamented that getting up at 4.30am “in the quiet” checking his emails was the “best part of the day”. Before 7am when the phone rings and the yelling starts… “Where the f#ck are you?” He said on any given day he

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Business|Comments Off on Why you have more power over him than you realise

So, your Husband is in a Building dispute. Now what?

15 November 2017 by Marg Lange What does your husband do when he has a dispute? Threaten on the phone or may be in person? Take the matter into his own hands but not tell you what he has done? Send emails which go unanswered? Get stuck in the who is to blame? Who

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Business|Comments Off on So, your Husband is in a Building dispute. Now what?

How To Run A Trade Business “With” Your Husband (Without Killing Each Other)

10th November 2017 by Marg Lange This photo is of a tradie friend of mine Anthony Gardiner.Whilst we are not in a relationship we have learnt a lot from one another.I owe Anthony a lot as he has really helped me understand what it’s like to be working out on site for a male.And

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Business|Comments Off on How To Run A Trade Business “With” Your Husband (Without Killing Each Other)

Why you have more power over him than you realise

22nd November 2017 by Marg Lange “Marg! You can have any guy you want...” My tradie friend (Tradie X) and I were talking after a day out as to why I felt I would never be able to feel I would find another man again. “First you all you have the lead magnet. It’s what

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Personal|Comments Off on Why you have more power over him than you realise

Life is painful Suffering is Optional

22 November 2017 by Marg Lange Earlier this year I was invited to write a chapter in a book where women from all over the world contributed their painful life lessons they had overcome so that they suffer no more. “You’re so sensitive” said my Mother. “You’re lazy” said my Grandmother. “You’re so vain” said

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Personal|Comments Off on Life is painful Suffering is Optional

Real Tradies Wife Checklist: How to know if you’re REAL?

23 November 2017 by Marg Lange I can remember the day well. Standing in front of my mirror a voice said: “Marg you’re a fraud. Living this glamorous lifestyle that others would die for, yet you are so empty and unhappy. What’s wrong with you?” That experience in 1995 was so painful. Looking at my

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Personal|Comments Off on Real Tradies Wife Checklist: How to know if you’re REAL?